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Madelaine Gerard, Staff Writer

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Madelaine Gerard is a Staff Writer and Photographer for RiverBender.com.

Born in Alton, Gerard has always been a native of the Riverbend. After attending Bethalto Community District No. 8 schools, she went on to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she received her BA in Mass Communications. She is currently working toward her Master's degree. 

In her free time, Gerard loves to binge-watch television shows on Netflix, go to the movies, and look at funny cat pictures on the Internet.

She currently resides in Cottage Hills, Illinois.  

EDWARDSVILLE - Since its inception in 1926, drivers have been "getting their kicks" while traveling on the Historic Route 66.Though the 2,448-mile highway has been modified over the last 91 years, the historic roadway has been a part of American travel and culture ever since.As a pivotal role in Edwardsville's...
EDWARDSVILLE - Runners from around the region came together on beautiful Saturday morning for the annual Route 66 10K.The event, hosted by the Metro Milers running club, is held in conjunction with the Route 66 Festival, led by the City of Edwardsville."It's a beautiful morning and the weather has been...
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ALTON - When dealing with chronic or temporary pain due to an injury, it can become quite difficult to perform some of life’s most simple activities. Luckily for patients in the Riverbend and beyond, a new, state-of-the-art therapy is now available at Bemis Family Chiropractic.As the exclusive...
EDWARDSVILLE - It seems like just yesterday, the Edwardsville High School girls basketball team returned home from Bloomington, Ill., with the second-place trophy from the IHSA Class 4A State Championship.Now, coach Lori Blade, along with some of the graduated and returning girls basketball team, have...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville School District has maintained its support for students expressing their creativity through numerous programs, especially through the performing arts.This week, chorus teachers from Liberty and Lincoln Middle Schools, Edwardsville High School, and a plethora of student...
EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville Parks and Recreation begins a busy summer with many family activities each week.An ice cream giveaway sponsored by Prairie Farms was a huge hit and more than 1,000 attended, Hayley Verheyen of the Edwardsville Parks and Rec Department, said. The splash pad at Corlew Park i...
EAST ALTON - The courageous, passionate and determined all rallied to celebrate, honor and remember those who have suffered, taken care of someone who suffered, or unfortunately have died from cancer this Saturday at East Alton Wood River High School.At the 2017 Relay for Life Riverbend, a community-based...
ALTON - Over 600 participants made their way to the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater at as early as 6 a.m. Saturday to ride, run or walk in support of the American Diabetes Association.The 2017 St. Louis Tour de Cure is a collaborative event, proudly sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, Simmons...
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